Sunday, January 30, 2011
It's almost here...
The official paperback release date of Before the Storm
is February 1st (it even got a mention on one of Tor's blogs, which left me delighted!).
This is exciting but scary at the same time - nerve-wracking in a way that pathogenic bacteriology never was. But real-life promotion has a way of doing that to me. It's much easier to do so online, although I know I have to get out of my comfort zone. My book is worth it.
So this will be a tumultuous week, and not just because of the book. There's another piece of wonderful news I've waited a long time to see, and here's a picture of it.
That turned out smaller than I expected, so here's what it says : "NOTICE TO APPEAR - TO TAKE THE OATH OF CITIZENSHIP. Please appear on 04 February 2011, 1:00 pm."
I'm going to miss two classes, but my instructors were fine with it once they heard the reason. And I love the bubblegum-pink color of the paper. Just the right color on a cold winter day.
It's a complete coincidence that this happened the same week as my book's paperback release, but sometimes lovely coincidences happen. :)
And tomorrow there'll be a guest post from Lisabet Sarai, on the topic of anticipation - something every writer knows a lot about. So stay tuned... there's so much going on in February that I'm starting the celebration now!